Friday, November 19, 2010

Let’s celebrate: Phase 1 of Master Plan complete

City officials and the Friends of the Katy Trail gathered at Snyder’s Union on Nov. 17, 2010, to mark the completion of Phase 1 of the Katy Trail Master Plan, as well as recognize the donors who made possible the five entrances completed in the past year.
Mayor Tom Leppert spoke, calling the Katy Trail a jewel in the city’s crown. City Council Member Angela Hunt commented on the great work that the Friends of the Katy Trail does to manage and maintain the Trail.
Philip Henderson, chair of the Friends board of directors, thanked the donors who gave the lead gifts for the five new entrances:
• Bobbi and Dick Snyder for Snyder’s Union, which overlooks Lee Park. It was built to commemorate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.
• Barron Kidd for Dedo’s Place, the northern most entrance at McKinney Avenue, in honor of his wife Dedo Kidd, a long-time member of the Friends of the Katy Trail board of directors.
• The Cityplace TIF for the West Village Entrance at Blackburn.
• Jim and Sarah Hutcheson and son Nathan for the Tao of Warren, the entrance at Armstrong Boulevard, which honors their son and brother Warren.
• The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation for the Theodore and Beulah Beasley Entrance, which rises from Hall Street to the Katy Trail.
Also recognized was Inland American, which underwrote the event and was instrumental in completing the approach to Snyder’s Union from Carlisle Place.

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